Janet Boutara Retires! Janet Boutara prend sa retraite!

Janis started her career at Rolls Royce Canada on June 5, 1978 as an input/output clerk. Janis climbed the ladder steadily becoming a senior inventory analyst and her introduction into her current role of Customer Service Technical Representative on December 16, 1996.

Janis has occupied this role since then and became a great mentor for her colleagues. Janis is very well liked and has always kept her beautiful smile even through tough times. 

Janis is starting her well-deserved retirement on November 29, 2017.

Wishing Janis a very happy, healthy and fun retirement.

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Nomination Results for 2018-2020 Term – Résultats des nominations pour le mandat 2018-2020

The MGM of November 14, 2017, was quite lively!  Ultimately, all positions for the 2018-2020 term were filled by acclamation.  Congratulations to all!

La réunion mensuelle du 14 novembre 2017 était très animée!  En fin de compte, tous les postes pour le mandat 2018-2020 ont été pourvus par acclamation.  Félicitations à tous!

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Matt McConville Retires!

Matt McConville is retiring after 42 years at Rolls Royce Canada. Matt started in the supply chain on February 2, 1975 in the supply chain. Through the years Matt has climbed the ladder in the organization and is retiring as a well established and experienced MRPC as of November 1, 2017.

Wishing Matt a happy, healthy long retirement.

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Following the mysterious disappearance of the LL2468 gavel during the union office move of 2014, two collaborators surprised LL2468 members during the MGM of September 12, 2017 with a replacement gavel.

Ed O’Flaherty, retired 2468 member and 2468 retiree representative, sought out the support of skilled woodworker Mark Currin, Project Manager, to fashion a new gavel for 2468.

When asked by Ed how LL2468 could repay Mark, Mark had this to say:

“Thanks Ed.  If you remember I have been indebted to you for around 15 years. As a new comer to Canada you came to help and I appreciated that perhaps more than I have mentioned.

The gavel was just a gift of appreciation mostly to you but also to your fellow Canadians for welcoming me and my family here all those years ago.  Immigrating to Canada changed our lives and we now call it home.

I enjoyed making the gavel.  I had not made one before so I spent some time exploring designs on the internet; there is no cost and if there was I would still give it you.  For me the joy was seeing everyone smile.  You never know I might get a commision to make something else but honestly if ever I can help you or you want a piece of my work on your mantlepiece you only have to ask.”

From the members of LL2468, Thank-you Mark!


À la suite de la disparition mystérieuse du marteau SL2468 lors du déménagement du bureau syndicale en 2014, deux collaborateurs ont surpris les membres de SL2468 lors de la réunion mensuelle du 12 septembre 2017 avec un marteau de remplacement.

Ed O’Flaherty, membre à la retraite de 2468 et représentant des retraités de 2468, a demandé le soutien du menuisier artisanale Mark Currin, gérant de projets, pour fabriquer un nouveau marteau pour 2468.

Lorsque demandé par Ed comment la SL2468 pouvait rembourser Mark, Mark avait ceci à dire:

“Merci Ed. Si vous vous en souvenez, je vous suis redevable depuis environ 15 ans. En tant que nouveau venu au Canada, vous êtes venu a mon aide et j’ai apprécié cela peut-être plus que ce que j’ai mentionné.

Le marteau n’était qu’un cadeau d’appréciation principalement pour vous, mais aussi pour vos concitoyens canadiens pour l’accueil de ma famille ici tous ces ans.  Immigrer au Canada a changé nos vies et nous l’appelons maintenant notre pays.

J’ai aimé faire le marteau. Je n’avais pas fait un avant alors j’ai passé du temps à explorer des dessins sur Internet; il n’y a pas de frais et, s’il y avait, je le donnerais toujours. Pour moi, la joie était de voir les sourires. Vous ne le savez jamais,  je pourrais avoir une commission pour faire autre chose, mais honnêtement, si jamais je peux vous aider ou vous voulez un de mes oeuvres sur votre manteau, il ne faut que demander.”

Des membres de la SL2468, Merci Mark!

Matt McGinn and Georges Ghetler Retire!

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Happy Retirement Matt McGinn

After thirty eight years Matt has decided to retire and enjoy life. Matt started at Rolls Royce on November 29, 1979. Matt started to work in the print shop as a print operator. Matt then was promoted to become the Print shop Coordinator in 1998, he did a great job and handled the load with a smile and speed and quality.

In 2002 Matt became a Technical assistant the position he occupied till his retirement.

IN 2008 Matt decided to get involved in the union and joined the negotiating committee and also the grievance committee.

In 2015 Matt became the Vice President of the Lodge and stayed also as a grievance member, and started his last negotiation round.

I would like to take this opportunity to Thank Matt for his valuable contribution on the grievance committee and negotiation.

Wishing you a happy healthy peaceful retirement, enjoy it.

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Georges Ghetler

My life at Rolls-Royce started on November 22, 1988 as a welder. My first supervisor was Jacques David , Stéphane’s dad and my first lead hand was René D’Amico, Paul’s dad. I spent 11 years on the shop floor when the decision was made to move our computer system from legacy to SAP. I quickly volunteered because it sounded like a new challenge that I thought would suit me. I spent 12 months writing SAP scripts and providing training.

When I realized that I didn’t want to go back to welding, I applied for a job in Inspection Support which I did for just over one year but it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.

An opportunity opened up in the Quality Department and I was exhilarated when it was offered to me in 2002. I have been in this department since, working first for Robert Bélanger, then Benoit Manseau, Elena DiFrancesco, Bertrand Audi, Isabelle Caron, Bill Mateer, Pascal Couture, Irina Grigore and now, shortly before retirement, back to Robert.

I contemplated retirement a short while ago but flip-flopped about when I should go. When I finally set my date for June 30, the countdown was on.

I’ve had a great life at Rolls-Royce. They’ve allowed me to by my house, my Mustang, my Harley and many other toys and southern vacations. The greatest thing I have to thank Rolls for though is giving me the opportunity to meet and marry my beautiful wife, Julie.

There have been some ups and downs in the last 29 years but I would never give it up for anything.

The LL2468 Executive wishes all the best to Matt and Georges for their retirement.

Anti-Airport Privatization Campaign – Campagne contre la privatisation des aéroports

Stan Picktall, IAMAW GVP for the Canadian Territory, has sent the letter below to Justin Trudeau, PM of Canada.  Please read.

IAM Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada Airport Privatization June 2017_ENGLISH

Stan Picktall, VPG AIMTA pour le territoire Canadien, a envoyé la lettre ci-dessous à Justin Trudeau, Premier ministre du Canada.  Prenez le temps de la lire.

IAM Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada Airport Privatization June 2017_FRENCH

LL 2468 Donates $300 to Red Cross for Flood Victims La SL 2468 fait un don de $300 au Croix Rouge pour aider les victimes des inondations

LL 2468 members voted unanimously on Tuesday, May 9th, to donate $300 to the Red Cross in support of flooding victims in Quebec.  Solidarity for all.  Click on the link below for a brief video.

Les membres de la SL 2468 ont voté à l’unanimité le mardi 9 mai pour faire un don de 300 $ à la Croix-Rouge à l’appui des victimes des inondations au Québec. Solidarité pour tous.  Cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous pour une brève vidéo.


Flooding in Quebec – Inondations au Quebec

Many families are currently living the most trying times of their lives.  Unprecedented flooding has hit south western Quebec affecting homes from Gatineau to Two Mountains as well as areas in Ontario and New Brunswick.  The flooding is reminiscent of the Alberta floods of 2013.  Here are some images from members of 2468 who are living this very challenging reality.

Beaucoup de familles vivent actuellement les moments les plus difficiles de leur vie. Des inondations sans précédent ont touché le sud-ouest du Québec affectant des familles de Gatineau à Deux Montagnes ainsi que des régions de l’Ontario et du Nouveau-Brunswick. Les inondations rappellent les inondations de l’Alberta de 2013. Voici quelques images des membres de 2468 qui vivent cette réalité très difficile.

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Elaine in Two Mountains

If you are in need of help or wish to help others, please contact one of the LL2468 Executive members.

Si vous avez besoin d’aide ou si vous souhaitez aider les autres, contactez l’un des membres de l’éxecutif SL2468.

Patricia Mareuil Retires! La retraite de Patricia Mareuil!

Patricia retires after 42 years of work at RRC.  Pat is best known as the “Queen of reporting” for all of RRC!  She is also a champion and helped in the introduction of SAP into RRC.  Pat helped develop most of the training sessions on SAP for different departments and designed all the bells and whistles on different gates to make SAP as user friendly as possible, which was quite a big job for such a complicated system. 

Pat started at Rolls Royce Canada on June 25, 1975.  Her first job was as a Kardex Clerk and was chosen based on her neat handwriting. 

She then became a Provisioner now known as a Buyer or MRPC, then went into SAP introduction and IT; she found her true passion in her position as a Data Analyst.

Pat has always been very professional and easy to work with.  She has the ability to make the most complicated issue seem very simple, so once it has been explained to a person they would remember and understand it forever.  A great teacher with the patience of a saint and a warm smile which she wore throughout her career, she earned everyone’s respect who met her, worked with her, and who was lucky enough to get help from her.

Now that she has retired, Pat will follow her love for gardening full time; she is an encyclopedia when it comes to gardening so if you have any questions, do not hesitate to give Pat a call!  She has a few projects for external and internal gardening.  Pat also loves movies!  She has a big collection of films but because of her busy life, she never actually had the time to watch them all.  Now, she will have the luxury of sipping her tea and enjoying her movies.

Pat also is a cyclist and a loves to read about different subjects. She will study at Google University as she is very curious by nature!

Last but not least, Pat loves video games so she will be having fun playing her favourite Skyrim games!

A lovely person and a good colleague, Pat leaves behind lots of friends.

Wishing Pat a long and happy retirement.

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Patricia prend sa retraite après 42 ans de travail chez RRC. Pat est plus connu sous le nom de «Reine des rapports» pour tout le RRC!  Elle est également un champion et a aidé à introduire SAP chez RRC.  Pat a aidé à développer la plupart des sessions de formation sur SAP pour différents départements et a conçu toutes les fioritures des portails pour rendre SAP aussi convivial que possible, ce qui était un gros travail pour un système aussi compliqué.

Pat a commencé chez Rolls Royce Canada le 25 juin 1975. Son premier emploi était comme préposé Kardex pour laquelle elle a été choisi en fonction de sa propre écriture manuscrite.

Elle est ensuite devenue Provisionnaire maintenant connue sous le nom d’Acheteur ou de MRPC, puis s’est impliquée dans l’introduction de SAP et IT; elle a trouvé sa véritable passion dans son poste d’analyste de données.

Pat a toujours été très professionnel et quelqu’un avec qui il est facile de travailler. Elle a la capacité de prendre le problème le plus compliqué, et le rendre très simple, donc une fois qu’il a été expliqué à une personne dont ils se souviendraient et le comprendraient pour toujours. Un grand enseignant avec la patience d’un saint et un sourire chaleureux qu’elle a porté tout au long de sa carrière, elle a gagné le respect de tous les gens qui l’ont rencontrée, travaillé avec elle et qui a eu la chance d’obtenir de l’aide.

Maintenant qu’elle est retraitée, Pat suivra son amour pour le jardinage à plein temps; elle est une encyclopédie en ce qui concerne le jardinage, donc si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à faire un appel à Pat! Elle a quelques projets pour le jardinage extérieur et interieur. Pat aime aussi les films! Elle a une grande collection de films, mais à cause de sa vie active, elle n’a jamais eu le temps de les regarder tous. Maintenant, elle aura le luxe de siroter son thé et d’apprécier ses films.

Pat est également un cycliste et amoureux de lire des sujets différents. Elle étudiera à l’Université Google car elle est très curieuse par nature!

Dernièrement, Pat aime les jeux vidéo, alors elle se divertira en jouant ses jeux préférés de Skyrim!

Une personne charmante et un bon collègue, Pat laisse derrière elle beaucoup d’amis.

Nous vous souhaitons une longue et heureuse retraite.



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